Shad Naved


PhD Candidate
Department: Comparative Literature NA
Email: shad@ucla.edu


Shad Naved is a doctoral candidate in the department of Comparative Literature. He holds a BA degree in English Literature from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi; a Master’s in Women’s Studies from the University of Oxford as well as a Master’s in Cultural Studies from the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (EFLU) Hyderabad, India. He is writing a dissertation titled “The Erotic Conceit: The Urdu ghazal aesthetic in early modern South Asia” which studies the social dimensions of erotic poetry in the early modern period and its role in the birth of modern literary canons in the interconnected literary cultures of south (primarily Urdu/Hindi/Persian) and west Asia (Arabic).

Languages: Urdu, classical Arabic, Persian, Hindi, and French.